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[♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: look what time it is. >> i know right. >> stephanie: here is this classer f that is radio row. >> i was chatting with bill press. >> stephanie: i just caused a ruckus in security. and he said what does bt stand for? and i said bacon and tomato.
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don't joke with security. >> no. >> stephanie: everyone likes bacon and tomato. our good friend jacki schechner has pneumonia, and i just sent somebody to chloroform her, because she keeping tweeting us and it's like go to sleep. so here is lisa ferguson. >> hey steph. good morning, everyone we're looking forward to another big round of speakers tonight capped off of course by president obama. the star last night absolutely goes to bill clinton. take a look at this. >> the republican argument against the president reelection is actually pretty simple pretty snappy. it went something like this. we left him a total mess.
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he hasn't cleaned it up fast enough. so fire him and put us back in. [ cheers and applause ] >> clinton spoke for nearly an hour, and as usual he did write the speech himself, but much of what he said was off of the cuff. and if you were wondering where hilary clinton was her secretary of state duties have her literally a world away. she is standing in for president obama at the economic cooperation forum leader this week. this is the first democratic national convention she missed in four decades. take a look at this here is a great photo showing mrs. clinton catching up on the dnc.
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[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good, hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: and why not? why not? we are in the after glow of the big dog. i heard the same thing from every woman i know every man i
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know, you would -- fill in the blank to bill clinton after last night. >> not every man. >> stephanie: well, maybe not. welcome to live to the democratic national convention. that handsome gentlemen is charlie pierce, voice deity, jim ward, and that giant arm you saw a moment ago, is our producer chris lavoie. >> i like the weight room at our hotel. but it is insufficient for chris. >> stephanie: no the room isn't heavy enough for chris to lift. i just learned that security is a little intense. i was going through and he said
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what is the bt for? and i said bane con, lettuce and tomato -- [ laughter ] >> a lot of the officers aren't necessarily from charlotte. >> stephanie: everyone likes bacon. >> that's right. the fact that i'm not wearing a baseball cap, you know what that means, karl? >> what is that? >> stephanie: i found some gays. someone wrote to me and said he is a hairdresser and a huge fan of mine, and he did nancy pelosi's hair, and just based on a hunch, i was like okay and jim is like let me get this straight, you invited total strange people to your house, and i said yes. and i turned out to be a lovely
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gay party. we ate pizza and watched the convention. my point is look at my hair. >> i have a gay guy do my hair every day. >> stephanie: how long does that take? >> not long, actually. but the first day of the convention, the look of horror on your face when there was no wine being served. she was trying to type into her phone, al gore al gore why have you forsaken me. >> stephanie: and i was in the nose bleed because i am so low rent at this convention and i'm like i need a camelback of wine at this altitude. >> the altitude sickness is kind of like being drunk. >> stephanie: yeah. seriously not just laughing and crying and cheering it looked like a lot of people were having
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orgasms in the hall last night. didn't they? for bill clinton. was it not? >> it was amazing for two reasons. one there has been this talk of an enthusiasm gap. >> stephanie: yeah, that was clear last night. >> enthusiasm. >> but it's self projection. the republicans have no enthusiasm for mitt romney. they disliked him so much they flirted with this idea of nominating people like herman cain and michele bachmann. >> stephanie: clint eastwood talking to a chair was the speech of the convention. how sad is this? 20% of viewers rated eastwood's bizarre speech as the high light, compared 17% for mitt
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romney, and 9% for paul ryan. >> their convention was so negative and such an attempt to actually introduce this guy who has been running for president for ten years. this convention paints a story of the president and first lady while connecting the policies. >> stephanie: i really wanted to say, this is how you do a convention. >> that's the way you do it. >> stephanie: and he did it with such charm and humor, in a way -- it was devastating. >> it was an indictment absolutely. and so much better than george w. bush's speech in tampa. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: you almost can't wait to here what they are saying in the right-wing world, because you are like really? dana lohse -- who was it -- was like i didn't think -- he was not at his best?
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really? well, you better hell hope he doesn't get any better. >> dana lohse at her best you don't want to see. >> chris was it dana lohse you were seeing. [ inaudible ] >> stephanie: not at the top of his game. >> after mitt romney gave his speech and everybody was saying it was the best speech of his career. i thought well, that's an awfully low bar. >> stephanie: yeah, and jacki was telling me last night. she was monitoring the twitter-verse for current. she was saying they were like oh, there is still all of this animosity between clinton and obama. he was making him wait and cool his heels backstage. >> oh, for crying out loud. yeah, that's why they hugged each other. >> stephanie: just like
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yesterday, immediately -- we have been here all week. it has been raining -- yesterday immediately the right-wing they went into overdrive because they can't fill the stadium. >> i can tell you there are tens of thousands of people that are disappointed it is not going to be there. but you cannot have people waiting in that arena for six hours in the rain and cold because they don't allow umbrellas. >> stephanie: i can understand them not wanting to risk it -- >> and a lightning bolt would be too perfect for the right-wing. >> stephanie: yeah. >> they are already saying their prayers caused it to rain here. >> stephanie: yes, we won't talk any further about the material we did all the way home in the
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car, because that was totally inappropriate. >> did you have a megaphone? >> stephanie: i don't think so. you are right. you don't need to be quite that loud. >> or off of your meds. >> stephanie: and the guy that owns the show that is trying to kill me for the life insurance money, said there was a guy preaching very loudly and graphically against gays and i'm like there are children here. >> went into great detail. >> i took a picture of that guy yelling at a lesbian family. and they were just laughing at him. >> i wouldn't try to insult jane lynch. i think that would end badly. >> stephanie: i'm wearing the shirt. bring it. >> there is a good gay community here in charlotte -- >> stephanie: hello, my bangs
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say yes. >> that's right. she bangs, he is bangs. >> stephanie: that's right. >> there was a great party the first night we were here, so there is a lot good community support here. and to see the first lady mention the lgbt community in her speech, just shows you how much more accepting this party is than the republicans. >> stephanie: you think just a little bit. tony back in l.a. just give me cut one, i just have to relive it. >> we are here to nominate a president. [ cheers and applause ] >> stephanie: and i have got one in mind. [ laughter ] >> i want to nominate a man who's own life has known its fair share of adversity and uncertainty. i want to nominate a man who ran
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for president to change the course of an already weak economy and then just sixes weeks before his election saw it suffer the biggest collapse since the great depression a man who stopped the slide into depression, and put us on the long road to recovery knowing all the while that no matter how many jobs that he saved or created, there would still be millions more waiting. worried about feeding their own kids, trying to keep their hopes alive. i want to nominate a man who's cool on the outside. [ cheers and applause ] >> but who burns for america on the inside. [ cheers and applause ] >> stephanie: rock and roll. >> amazing stuff. >> stephanie: yeah, i think -- i have to say i thought one of the best parts was when he said -- listen to me. you know, he -- i didn't inherit
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this kind of economy. nobody -- it was not this bad. nobody could have turned this around any better in four years than president obama has. >> especially with all of the non-compliance he has had from the republicans. >> yeah, the big difference was republicans worked with president clinton, they were willing to help the country. but this republican party from day one -- we find out paul ryan was in meetings the night president obama was sworn in on how to cripple this guy's presidency. that's not a sign of leadership. that's the sign of partisanship. >> stephanie: yeah. and that's when clinton went on to say, though he disagreed with the gop, he said i never learned to hate them the way they hate obama. >> they don't hate obama -- remember that's the new message -- they don't hate
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obama. >> stephanie: no. >> mitt romney made it very clear that they wanted him to succeed, success when they didn't, and they announced their strategy of making it a priority to make sure he didn't when they% called him a kenyan muslim communist -- except for that. >> stephanie: karl frisch i know you are anxious to get home to dexter von frisch. >> i am he misses me. i miss him. >> tbone leaves the tv on for them. >> nice. >> stephanie: the big night, and i'm told the man can give a speech. >> i think he will lay out a pretty good case for why he should be reelected, and unlike mitt romney, he doesn't have to reintroduce himself to the
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american people. >> stephanie: yeah, the big difference between the two conventions, lies no lies. is kind of hilarious, i think it was clinton saying -- actually -- no it was julian castro said the tax policy center had said that mitt romney's plan would likely raise taxes on the middle class. they called that dupous or misleading because mitt romney says he won't raise taxes. and when has mitt romney ever broken his word? >> i like the idea of having these independent fact checkers up there because they do a fairly good job, but what they fail at is trying to find examples on the other side. it's like when ann colter says something crazy, and they said well, they do it too.
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and you are like who? >> stephanie: all right. karl frisch delightful to see you. >> good to see you too. >> stephanie: all right. move along it's like -- it's an assembly line here -- >> i like this better on the phone, i can't smell the wine. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: oh, bite me karl frisch. it's all family this week. 19 minutes after the hour. right back live from the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina it's the "stephanie miller show" on the road. >> oh, my god i'm already having a fabulous time. >> stephanie: it's the "stephanie miller show." get irresistibly clean and fresh carpets in your home with resolve deep clean powder. the moist powder removes three times more dirt than vacuuming alone while neutralizing odors for a clean you can see, smell and really enjoy. don't just vacuum clean. resolve clean.
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>> hello my friends this is rush limbaugh, i just have one thing to say about them letting liberals like stephanie miller on the radio. ♪ who let the dogs out, who who ♪ ♪ who let the dogs out, who, who, who, who ♪ ♪ who let the dogs out who who, who ♪ >> stephanie: oh yeah in honor of the big dog eating last night. bill clinton. it is the "stephanie miller show," joined by my new boyfriend, squee warren valentine. he has been broadcasting from right there, and we have been making moony eyes at you all week. >> yes, but i have been stalking you for a long time. i used to sit at the itchy
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kitty. momma, you are hot momma. >> stephanie: oh warren danger, danger danger when you taste brown sugar. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: did the big dog eat last night or what? >> he was unbelievable last night. i'm an attorney too by trade, and we deal with facts. and he broke down the facts. the analytical part of my brain started to kick in after i got off of drinking and basically i was like the democrats have their past president up here make an argument for their current president. yet at the rnc we didn't see george w. bush anywhere. >> stephanie: yeah, funny that. were you in the hall? >> i was. >> stephanie: okay. because i was drinking back at the hotel watching it.
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you could see what was happening in the hall. there's no like how is this playing in the hall as opposed to on tv. even what blitzer said about michelle obama not just a home run, but a grand slam. i don't know what this is. the ball is gone. it is on the mars rover now. >> i think bill clinton did a couple of important things, he united the hilary and obama base for this election in 2016 -- 2012 lord -- 2016. >> stephanie: right. >> he energized the yes, we can people too. i had a woman on twitter say warren i'm a white democratic woman 45 years old after hearing michelle obama and president clinton, we are driving to charlotte to be a part of the celebration today. >> stephanie: oh, yeah.
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you just wanted to be a part of it. and it was all facts. it -- nobody lays out a case like bill clinton. >> what was the line of the speech for you? >> stephanie: well there were so many arithmetic. and i think -- that he very clearly said i did not inherit -- i did not inherit this mes and barack obama did. >> i think the line of the speech of was like one former president said, there they go again. >> stephanie: yeah. >> he went off script and when he said look, it took some brass to literally go after somebody that you wanted to do. >> stephanie: oh beauty.
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that was the story by the way of the night. the guy just riffed. >> he was ad libbing about 40% of the time -- >> i see why women love this man. i wanted to jump his bones last night. >> stephanie: there were a lot of slutty texts going back and forth between my friends last night. he would let you. >> why don't you listen to me. i did not play -- i did not bleep this country george bush did. warren you are just a delight sir. >> i'm happy to see you stephanie. >> stephanie: i'm going to see my 89-year-old republican mother for dinner last night and bringing you. >> i would love it.
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>> stephanie: she'll be surprised. >> stephanie you have a man. >> stephanie: thanks, sweetheart. >> thank you. ♪ to some degree won the spin cover the convention. but only current puts you at the collision of tv and social media, providing unsurpassed insight into the most buzz worthy tweets, posts and pontifications, from the entire social stratosphere including you. join in, tweet us, and you could be a part of our on-air and online coverage. >>now that is politically direct.
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[ ♪ music ♪ ] >> maybe just because i grew up in a different time but though i often disagree with republicans, i actually never learned to hate them the way the far right that now controls their party seems to hate our president, and a lot of other democrats. >> stephanie: do it big dog. it is the democratic national convention live from charlotte, north carolina. sonny sent us the best bumper sticker, eastwood chair for
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2012. 20% of viewers rated eastwood's speech the highlight of the rnc. only 17% named romney's speech. and 9% for the budget monster paul ryan. >> very nice. >> stephanie: so that happened. what are you doing. why are you touching my knob? >> because you are peaking. you are shutting in the microphone. >> stephanie: are you as hung overas i am? you would think i would notice my own shouting. we have jimmy hoffman. that's a good booking. >> james hoffa. >> stephanie: next hour the lindbergh baby. and barry goldwater's granddaughter joins us. she called the delegates from arizona last night.
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hello, am i the only one that things this is not my dad a and barry goldwater's party. >> you know who else might join us? sandra fluke. >> >> stephanie: and make sure you spell that correctly. >> right. >> stephanie: she was awesome. i would like to see a corporation dance. >> dance bain dance. >> stephanie: here is an interesting story about mitt romney's tax returns. >> yeah apparently -- top of
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the story here, secret service said wednesday it is investigating the reported theft of mitt romney's federal tax records during a break in an accounting office in tennessee. >> stephanie: oh. somebody was asking for a million dollars not to go public. something in those tax returns. >> wow! >> bomb bomb bomb. >> stephanie: and the nation reports paul ryan requested obamacare money. >> they are stunning. >> so? >> stephanie: one of the highlights -- there were so many of the lines last night. but cut three last night bill clinton about paul ryan. >> when congressman ryan looked into that tv camera and attacked president baum's
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medicare savings as quote, the biggest, coldest power play i didn't know whether to laugh or cry. [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> because that $716 billion is exactly to the dollar the same amount of medicare savings that he had in his own budget. >> so what is your point? >> you have got to give him one thing, it takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did. >> look at my abs. >> stephanie: do you just picture the look on like mitt romney's and paul ryan's face watching this. even reince preibus! >> reince preibus! >> stephanie: reince prebus is whining so much about the
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republic an convention it is like he tripped and stubbed his vagina. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i'm guessing there are a lot of f bombs dropped -- imagine fox there must be so much gastrointestinal acid -- >> maybe that's why they are so orange. what is that? is that a conservative thing? >> stephanie: i don't know, the fox people are right back there. >> i know that. gretchen carlson was over there. >> maybe the protestant ones are green. >> stephanie: and sean hannity is going through puberty yesterday. this is not really going we-ll
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for us. >> they are stuck on this god thing -- >> stephanie: there was no mention of god in the platform. so we have putten god back in. >> exactly. >> stephanie: not gaudy enough for them. >> it seems they forgot there's no mention of god in the constitution either. >> stephanie: oh, the teamsters just walked in. i'm getting hot. all right. bill clinton last night. >> in tampa, the republican argument against the president reelection was actually pretty simple, pretty snappy. it went something like this. we left him a total mess. he hasn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us
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back in. >> that was an ad lib i'm sure. >> yeah, there is nobody better at ad libs than bill clinton. >> stephanie: can you imagine in front of that size of audience. yeah, i'm going to wing it. here is the difference between their convention and our convention, clint. >> yeah, talk to this chair. that would be an ad lib. >> stephanie: especially the part about afghanistan because you could hear the audience go the skewby do. >> that was bush's. i think he chair had a better military strategy than -- see is what happens if you are watching on current tv -- chris lavoie looking around seeing if there
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is a bigger name than me. >> i'm looking for sandra fluke. would you like me to get up out of the chair and actually do my job. >> stephanie: no. >> fine. >> stephanie: people understand this is what winging it is -- >> i'm getting out of my chair because she is coming. >> stephanie: oh, see. sandra fluke is fright there. she was awesome last night. loved her speech. this is very exciting. hi, sandra. oh, my god amazing speech. we were just talking about it. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> stephanie: we just played a music bump with rush limbaugh's voice in it. i'm sorry you missed that. >> i'm okay with missing rush. >> stephanie: were you nervous? that's a big crowd? >> i wasn't nervous about the public speaking aspect of it.
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i really like talking to people. but i was really focusing on trying to get my message out to people about the choice we're facing this november and the differences between mr. romney's and mr. ryan's policies and president obamas. >> stephanie: i have never seen such anger among women. i have gotten so many emails saying is this 1952. >> that's right. they have given us plenty to be angry about. but it's so important that we harness those feelings and get out there and register to vote and do everything we can to make sure they are not successful in turning back the clock. >> stephanie: isn't it amazing, obviously your whole news cycle was bad enough, but with the todd akin thing, you just go this is a pattern?
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this isn't one guy calling a woman a slut or one guy saying something offensive and scientifically inaccurate it's in their platform. >> that's exactly right. and i want to acknowledge that mr. akin's comments were really hard for survivors to hear but it did really shine a light on the kinds of bills that have been proposed by this republican house of representatives bills that would draw distinctions between which survivors of rape have access to the care they need and extreme bills that mr. ryan sponsored. >> stephanie: and that would disappear many of mitt romney's grandchildren. >> exactly. >> stephanie: it is just so extreme. >> it is so important that especially young women realize this is real.
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this is not just rhetoric from a party in a campaign. this is an actual threat. they have proposed these bills, cosponsored them, and voted for them. they are doing everything they can. this is not an idle threat. >> stephanie: it weren't so horrible it would be funny. the whole reason you were testifying is because republicans had a hearing on women's health and wouldn't let any women testify. i'm a comedian so i keep going now i just want to get the congress to have a hearing on balls, and i'm not inviting any men. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: katherine higel and me. that's it. >> just don't invite me to that one. >> stephanie: but it is incredible. you go to testify, you know, about -- i believe you were speaking in part about your friend who needs birth control for indo meet rios sis. >> that's right.
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>> stephanie: it was so random, and sustained from rush limbaugh calling you a slut. >> i wouldn't call it random. it's a really old move. right? we have seen this before these attacks on women, so in a way it was really retro. >> stephanie: you think? just a little bit. >> just a little. >> stephanie: be it's hard to know -- bob mcdonald speaking at the republicans -- that is state-sponsored rape, these transvaginal probes. it's hard to even keep your attention own one more egregious bill after another. >> yeah, there is a danger that we're all going to get so overloaded with all of it, that we might tune out, but that's why it is so important to remain engaged. and for those of was following politics very closely, we see all of this but a lot of people
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aren't seeing this minute by minute. and that's why it's important that we tell people about it. >> stephanie: i don't think there has been a starker choice in our lifetime on women's issue. >> we certainly have a stark one right now. >> stephanie: yeah, and paul ryan is so extreme -- and what is frightening about mitt romney -- that's why the right wing was going so crazy about them playing that clip of ted nugent, because that seemed like the only conviction he ever had was being pro chase back in -- >> yeah, it's really disturbing to see the way he has changed his position with the political wind. but people know he had a record in massachusetts that was a problem. he vottoed a bill that would have guaranteed victims of rape access to contraception in an er room. so those are the kinds of action he took. i don't like to see a politician
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moving around on such a core fundamental, moral issue. >> stephanie: i heard you got engaged. >> yeah, a few months ago. >> stephanie: congratulations and i hope that guy never runs into rush limbaugh. >> he is very good about letting me fight my own battles. >> stephanie: what an honor to meet you. great speech and thank you for taking the time for us. >> thank you very much. >> stephanie: all right. we'll be right back live from charlotte, north carolina. it's the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: it's like a mensa meeting with fart jokes. it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ and pontifications, from the entire social stratosphere including you. join in, tweet us, and you could be a part of our on-air and online coverage. >>now that is politically direct.
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♪ you got blood on your face a big disgrace waving your banner all over the place ♪ ♪ we will we will rock you ♪ ♪ we will, we will rock you ♪ >> stephanie: all right. jim ward on the guitar. come on. we're rocking them at the democratic national convention from charlotte, north carolina. i'm here with jim hoffa president of the teamster's union. i could not feel cooler now, james. >> what a convention. one night it's michelle obama, last night bill clinton, can it get better. >> stephanie: i think it can, i have told there's a speaker tonight that we will enjoy. >> everybody says how will he top that? you watch. people will be talking about that. friday morning people will say
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can you believe that. he will put them in their place and it will be fabulous. >> stephanie: that's how you achieve excellence is people that raise your game. and the fact that barack obama is not afraid to put bill clinton on before him says everything we need to know. >> and he knew this bill clinton is a consummate speaker, story teller, and last night he took them to the wood shed. he said these are the facts. this is what they are lying about. >> stephanie: and take a listen to this line. bill clinton last night. >> when president barack obama took office the economy was in freefall. it had just shrunk 9.4% of gdp. we were losing 750,000 a jobs a month. are we doing better than that today? the answer yes. >> stephanie: that's the whole
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question. yes, we are better off than we were. >> i'm from michigan. we have lower unemployment than the national average. ask those people in the auto industry if they are better off? and if their housing prices are starting to go up. ask the teamsters who were laid off and now getting jobs, ask those people if they are better off, and the answer is they are. >> stephanie: you were saying he did his research for this -- the whole thing about democratic versus republican presidencies since 1961 how many more jobs democrats have created. >> they say that it's only the rich people that are job creators and that's why their theory is we should give more tax cuts to the rich people and start cutting back on the things that the regular people social security, medicare medicaid that hopefully we'll enjoy some day should be cut.
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everything he said was researched -- and you don't hear anybody saying it wasn't true. the republicans say the fact checkers are wrong. i mean, what a joke. you are mixing me up with the facts. i don't want -- we're making up our own facts. these guys are crazy. >> stephanie: and james here again, it couldn't be a starker choice. mitt romney wrote the editorial, let detroit go bankrupt. >> it's in writing. >> stephanie: and this is one of the great american success stories, american, not democrat or republican, it could be a bipartisan, just proud achievement that not only did we save an american industry but it is number one again in the world. >> absolutely. i'm from michigan and they can't make enough cars. they have three shifts on right now. they are hiring people in ohio. what a success story for america. here is something we do make in
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america that creates good jobs healthcare pensions. that's what america needs. that's our middle class, and that's what everybody wants to ignore. we need to rebuild our middle class. >> stephanie: and what a perfect example of how unions are not the enemy. we all came together and saved a great american industry. i mean it just -- that -- that to me -- i mean obviously this is a tough time for labor, isn't it? and that's why this is so important. >> the recession has been devastating to labor. i mean there has been 8 million jobs lost with the bush crash and those jobs are not back. we're slowly working our way back, but it was devastating. and the jobs that left were the good jobs. they were the high-paying jobs with the healthcare and pension. and to some extent we're able to do that, but you are right, we have to sit down and be reasonable, and the other thing that really got me about last
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week's convention the way they vilified labor. i have never seen a republican convention be so shrill anti-labor, they even put right to work in their platform for the first time. i just can't imagine how they think they can appeal to the average american. >> do they assume people in unions are democrats. >> stephanie: yeah, hey, guess what unions are people. >> last time i looked we got 1.4 million people and they look like american citizens to me. >> stephanie: james hoffa what a pleasure. happy convention. thanks so much for taking time with us. we're back here live from charlotte, north carolina from the democratic national convention. thank you. ♪ going back to his botched ass surgery. that was horrifying. that video. >> there is a video?
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>> yeah, well. >> stephanie: right, he didn't i'm going to be on with the governor tomorrow night. she is awesome. we'll be right back on the "stephanie miller show." v [♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: hello current tv world. i think you are actually doing a pretty good job. sandra fluke and james hoffa the teamster's president in the last half hour. >> thank you. >> stephanie: plus you located a pen for me. because i was doing my joan crawford impression where is my
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pen! >> stephanie: you were partying with the gays last night. >> that's why your fair looks fabulous. >> right lisa ferguson. drunk and yet my hair looks great. party with the gays. i'm just telling you. lisa ferguson is proudly stepping into the fray in the current tv center? los angeles. good morning lisa. >> hey, steph. good morning, everyone. michelle obama and bill clinton speechers have garnered plenty of positive attention. the president's appearance tonight is likely to do the same, and he is up in some of the polls. [ inaudible ] right now has him with a six-point lead over romney in new jersey. apparently republicans did not get that message or perhaps more likely they are trying to distract from it. the rnr is without a new ad this morning. >> listen, this just isn't
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working. it has been four years. you have changed. your spending is out of control, and you are always out with hollywood celebrities. >> looks like they are trying to paint him as a big spender who takes a lot of vacations and hangs without the rich. i'm sure you can see the irony there. team romney has plenty of ad money at his disposal right now reporting a $100 million haul in august, not to mention the $165 million he now has access to now that he is the official nominee. luckily for the democrats, though, they are bringing in some money too. priorities usa is reporting its largest-ever fund-raising effort, $10 million last month. and though it might be big bucks for democrats it is pretty much chump change for republicans.
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stephanie is live after the break, and as always we live in chat. you can join us live at see you on the other side. when we come back, gay rights seemed to have a victory in washington. it was pulled back. the guy who pulled it back. the guy who is against gay
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marriage will be on the program. we will have an interesting conversation when we return. >> speaking against the vocal
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you are really missing out, because the guy who is trying to kill me for the life insurance money that owns the show is creep illy breathing down my neck. we call him captain credit card. we are like credit card let's go. i was like where is your big bag of cash, i need some reimbursement for the gays that did my hair and some other stuff. >> did you get your money? >> no. i need your credit card. >> i rest my case. >> anyway. -- >> stephanie: yes, mr. moneybags. >> stephanie: today is the eighth anniversary of the "stephanie miller show." >> stephanie: wow. >> happy anniversary. >> stephanie: thank you, rich uncle moneybags. >> you made it this long. >> stephanie: everyone pictured you wearing a top hat and
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monocles -- >> once a year on halloween. >> stephanie: we have enjoyed the eight years of -- >> paychecks. >> stephanie: secondly the untimely emails. he thinks we have no access to newswires, and do you see there are no food plates. >> that's right. >> stephanie: can somebody get rid of the dirty food plates. >> that's right. those that think the food plates on the shot in burbanks. >> oh, and the phone calls in the middle of the show. >> stephanie: yeah, he still doesn't know when we're on. what are you doing? what are you thinking about? there's something i need to chat with you -- [ laughter ] >> stephanie: by the way, chris did you know this --
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>> chris went to get another guest that is more important than me. >> stephanie: oh and by the way sunday is your 60th birthday. happy birthday. >> thank you. >> stephanie: all right. we have big names, scram. there's an atm right over there. i need some cash. we literally celebrity wise whoever we see, we grab them by the scuff of the neck and make them sit down. like a kitten. so chris is getting somebody -- >> some-body. it doesn't matter. >> stephanie: yeah we were basking in big dog's glow. >> president obama started with a much weaker economy than i did. listen to me now.
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no president, no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. [ cheers and applause ] >> stephanie: i can tell from the thumbs up from congressman paul that that was one of the lines of the night. >> i sat there last night and said that is the cut for tomorrow. >> stephanie: you are on tv too. >> oh, okay. that was such -- it was just such an enthusiastic evening. the whole convention to date has been wonderful. michelle obama the other night rocked the crowd. and president clinton just delivered in his usual self. it was like listening to a professor in the classroom, you have to show that it's real. and i loved it -- >> stephanie: it was stunning. it was just -- i -- you know breathtaking. i don't even know how -- and i
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thought a lot of the earlier ones. sister samone i thought was brilliant in taking down the immorality of paul ryan's budget -- >> and gets into the values that we ought to have. >> stephanie: yeah. and the story of the night, of course congressman is how much he was just riffing off prompter. >> yeah. but i think his cadence was established. but then the crowd was just appealing to the emotional impact, and, you know, it wasn't just sheer emotion. it was like look you can't afford to do this the wrong way. we have been there before. and he says we're not going to double down on trickle down. >> stephanie: yeah tony play this one. bill clinton last night. >> i want to go back to the same old policies that got us in trouble in the first place.
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they want to cut taxes for high-income americans even more than george bush did. they want to actually increase defense spending over a decade $2 trillion more than the pentagon has requested. without saying what they will spend it on. and they want to make enormous cuts in the rest of the budget, especially programs that help the middle class and poor children. as another president once said there they go again. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i mean, it was one of those speeches it's hard to pick a highlight. >> yeah, and the crowd was responding with nor intensity with every passing quip out there that got them engaged, and if you had to energize this base, we are leaving this convention, i am convinced driven to reelect this president. >> stephanie: yeah and tonight
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will be the crescendo. he has just been set up beautifully all week. it is almost building to this fever pitch, and last night -- it was the one night i wasn't in the hall and i was saying you could see on tv what was happening in the hall. it wasn't like how is this reading in the hall. >> yeah, i talked to some of my local media back home this morning, and even some non-believers were acknowledging that it was an igniting moment, and he talks about the strategy the president has, a vision re-engineering our economy so it's cutting edge, ahead of the curve. that takes, i think, strength of leadership that he is doing the tough way, but the right way. >> stephanie: a lot of people say this rhetoric is harsh so ta. they have last week -- from fact
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checker organizations including fox news was proven to be built on a lot of lies. the reputation was built completely on facts and the truth, which makes it even more devastating to explode this myth of job creation. >> the president brought up the fact that they want to dismiss any effort to fact check their agenda, and he said they are ready to give that up and he said i am from that place that still believes two plus two equals four. >> stephanie: yeah, we got to hear this line. >> people asked me all the dime how we got four surplus budgets in a row. i always give a one-ward answer. arithmetic. [ cheers and applause ] >> stephanie: here is the -- here is the embodiment of i gave you a surplus.
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george bush -- they seep saying stop blaming bush -- bush was the one that created this huge deficit, the wars on the books, the tax cuts for the rich it was incredible. >> he could have said math as an answer. so he went to arithmetic. so he took it down to k through 6. so he was kind of slamming us. >> stephanie: yeah. i reader people on the right-wing going -- clinton is like i didn't inherit this economy. george bush did stimulus and paul ryan was all for it. all spending is not the same. >> yep. >> stephanie: spending for an unnecessary war is different than spending for stimulus and infrastructure that is creating jobs. >> or asking for trillions or
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billions more than the -- than the defense department had asked before, without any explanation. i think he set the tone right in the beginning, when he said since 1961 we have had these 28 years of republican leadership 24 of democratic leadership. and then let's do the scorecard. and how many jobs did he create less time at the plate how many jobs did they create 24 million, how many did we create 42 million. it's lob sided, our agenda has been a successful agenda and puts thriving middle class into the forefront. >> stephanie: you can go these policies have been tried, they didn't work when you have reagan's budget director saying trickle down didn't work. and they didn't barely mention george w. bush at their convention. they know his policies didn't
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work. >> yep. irresponsible behavior, and you know what i liked too, was he was talking about the partnership ahead of the partisanship, so i think that tone of that speech sets up the takeover of the house for the democrats. i think it all comes together. >> stephanie: congressman i said that over and over when we chatted on the show. it is not just the president. we have got to get him a congress that he can work with. even clinton said -- there was a lot of clinton derangement syndrome too, but even he said i have never seen the hatred for this president. >> oh, yeah. and he said no president could have solved this problem in four years, and they made it even tougher in the first two years,
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and then just blatantly said our agenda is to cut his job at the expense of millions of americans who needed job-inducing activity. >> uh-huh. >> so this was great. this puts it in to straight forward arithmetic. >> stephanie: forward. 2010 i'm in. got it back. >> exactly. >> stephanie: congressman, from my home state. >> yes. >> how you didn't get that flat a. >> we all have different sounds up and down the corridor. >> stephanie: the different a. >> it is so good to be with you in person. >> stephanie: absolutely. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> stephanie: happy convention week, back live from the
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ makes me work a little bit harder makes me that much wiser, thanks for making me brighter ♪ ♪ make me a little bit faster makes my skin a little bit thicker, thanks for making me wiser ♪ >> stephanie: oh, yeah. 23 minutes after the hour. elizabeth warren last night. >> president obama believes in a level playing field. he believes in a country where nobody gets a free ride or golden parachute a country where anyone who has a great idea and rolls up their sleeve has a chance to build a business and anyone who works hard can build some security and raise a family.
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president obama believes in a country where billionaires pay their taxes just like their secretaries do, and i can't believe -- i have to say this in 2012 -- a country where women get equal pay for equal work. [ cheers and applause ] >> stephanie: yay. >> what a radical. >> stephanie: she's crazy. speaking of fighters in congress representative add dam schiff of the great state of california who walked across the street last time to be with us. >> don't let anybody say i wouldn't cross the street for you. that was an incredible night last night. phenomenal speeches just out of the park. >> stephanie: exactly. it's hard to even think of a highlight. what would you say were your highlights. >> the most memorable for me was
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when bill clinton described the message of the gop convention. he said their message was pretty simple. we created a horrible mess. and he has taken too long to clean it up. >> stephanie: yeah, put us back in. >> exactly. that really was the message. and the president is so good at making so many of those analogies. they drove the car in the ditch and help me get this out of here. like giving him the keys back. right? i think -- we were talking about the president tonight saying wow how do you top that? i think that shows the president's confidence that he is happy to be bill clinton testify for him, because who better? >> stephanie: absolutely and seeing the two of them together on the stage you couldn't help but get the impression of what
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incredible presidents they are. >> stephanie: yeah, do you want to use the policies where we had this, or do you want to go back to the policies -- >> yeah. i must have been watching a different station when they had the romney/bush embrace on stage at the convention. where was that? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: romney even hardly got mentioned at the romney convention. i mean it's -- i think that's almost the way it felt. >> maybe president bush was sitting in that empty chair -- >> i was just going to say that. >> stephanie: he was the other empty chair. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: yeah it's hard to even compare the two conventions, there's just seemed so disjointed so disarray so little enthusiasm and this -- last night was the night i wasn't in the hall but you didn't need to be to see what was going on. >> there's a new phrase instead
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of getting a bump they got a goose bump. >> stephanie: no bump. i can't imagine we're not going to get a bump out of this. >> i think it's inevitable and i think the story of this election is going to be basically a non-story that the president started out modestly ahead, in the middle of the day he was modestly ahead, and at the end of the day he was modestly ahead. but he is still going to win. >> stephanie: yeah. what are you hoping to hear tonight press release the president? >> i think we'll hear his vision for the next four years, and building what president clinton said last night, how we can continue to move forward, get back to the prosperity we had during the clinton years, and what that is going to take but also a lot more of the personal narrative that michelle obama did so eloquently. that elizabeth warren talked
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about, that we all share this american dream that each generation has an opportunity to do better than the generation that went before it and how we can make that possible. >> stephanie: maybe i'm a little too happy clappy, and i know they are saying this isn't a wave election but if you look at the approval rating for the congress, and i keep saying you have to get him a congress he can work with. and bill clinton laid that out, this irrational hatred for obama. so that's what i'm hoping for. is there a chance we'll get the house back? >> there is a chance. we need the wind at our back to gain enough, but that's certainly doable. and if we have the land slide that you are predicting, it will happen. >> stephanie: i'm just saying.
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i have commissioned a larry the landslide lizard land side t-shirt. >> absolutely. he did a good job of laying out the score. >> stephanie: yeah. >> it's so true we would have made much greater progress if we didn't have this obstructionist congress. we made this horrible mess. he is taking too long to clean it up, because we won't let him clean it up. >> stephanie: yeah. representative adam schiff thank for joining us. happy final convention night. >> thank you, too. >> stephanie: barry goldwater's granddaughter joins us next live from the democrat national convention on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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[ ♪ music ♪ ] >> people ask me all the time how we got four surplus budgets in a row, what new ideas did we bring to washington? i always give a one-word answer arithmetic. >> stephanie: squee, big dog. it is the "stephanie miller show" live from the democratic national convention from charlotte, north carolina. it is cc goldwater's granddaughter. >> hey, how are you doing?
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>> stephanie: we still have the posters all over my office. >> i got like a doggy napping outfit thing or something like that. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: sadly -- it did not catch fire. >> yeah, it did just come down to paraphernalia, but it was fun. it was a good run. >> stephanie: yeah, we gave it our all. it was the where are the parties party? we formed our own party. all of the ideas were hatched a slumber party at my house. >> yeah, box wine, and a slumber party and girls gone wild trying to get elected. >> stephanie: i all the time say this is not my dad's party anymore. and you announced the delegates last night. how exciting was that? >> oh my god it was so nerve-racking. i thought it had it memorized, and i was totally choking on
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it -- >> stephanie: what did you say? i didn't get to see it. >> i said arizona the state grate -- arizona the grand canyon state, home of some fabulous political leaders, including my great spsz spsz -- grandfather. he believed in women's right to choose, right to privacy, and cast 80 points for barack obama. >> stephanie: where is my prop -- free bird! if i was there i would have had like 17 lighters. >> i wish you would have been there. >> the secret service would have wrestled you to the ground. >> i'm sure. >> stephanie: yeah with
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insinnedary devices. >> it was a really really good experience. it was a covert operation that i came in under the cloud of darkness. [ laughter ] >> and emerges out of the swamp -- >> stephanie: yeah. >> kind of like -- yeah i did >> like swamp thing. >> swamp thing. uh-huh. it was a good thing. . >> stephanie: it is so exciting we just had norm ornstein and thomas thomas mann that lay the blame at the feet of the republican party. they said this is not a version of the republican party that any recent president would feel comfortable in. i would think -- not just dad and gold waterer, but reagan.
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you know what i mean? like how far back do you have to go to go who's version of the republican party is this? >> it is so change. and what is uncanny about this election is it's mitt romney. and george romney destroyed my dad and your grandfather. ho was just nasty. >> stephanie: yeah he walked out of the convention. >> yeah. that to me -- i mean -- come on. that doesn't show integrity. so how do you grow anybody that doesn't have integrity when you come from that stock. >> like a petri dish. >> that's the problem, yeah. >> stephanie: even when we did our run in 2008, you were really very partisan, but it seems to me you -- like a lot of women
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pick an issue. >> right. >> stephanie: and this has gotten to be -- this war on women is not fictional, do you think? >> no. it was one of the things where i felt like unless i really got into it, and got really proactive, i just shouldn't have a boyfriend. >> stephanie: well barry was openly prochose, but i think this small government -- >> hello. >> stephanie: how do you get that caught up in women's lives and medical questions. >> the rnc this year did not seem small government at all. >> stephanie: no, i didn't get that. >> there is no pocket trend or anything like that. >> stephanie: yeah. >> it was really -- it's a really tough time and i think that unfortunately the republican party is just not even recognizable. my grandfather -- i can't speak for him, because he is dead and
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it's really inappropriate for me to, but on that note i know how he was in terms of what he believed in, and i can only assume that he would be so disappointed. i don't think he would be reelected now. >> stephanie: i don't know how your family is. my familiarly is pretty split. i mean half of us are very pro obama -- >> yeah! >> stephanie: but again my dad passed in '83, i forget barry passed -- >> '98. >> stephanie: you are right. it is not fair for me to say what my father would say. for instance, i'm gay, your brother is gay. >> right. >> stephanie: and this year's version of the republican -- >> and my dog is gay too. >> stephanie: and your dog is gay. >> just because i wanted something to join in.
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>> stephanie: you felt left out? >> yeah, i did. >> stephanie: whatever breeder. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: but that is just knowing someone's heart. the most homophobic this republican party i think in years. >> anybody that presses their jeans -- >> stephanie: so gay. >> right? but really it has morphed into something that is so unrecognizable. the super pac money come on. that just threw it into a whole different level. >> stephanie: how -- not to be personal, you don't have to answer -- but is your family the same way -- >> yeah, like you have got your brother. i have got my family members that -- >> stephanie: those are the wrong kind of goldwaters and reagins, and eisenhowers -- >> i have the eternal goldwater
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fan club emails me like raw! raw! but i haven't gotten the hate email yet. i just did a big thing for my mom to promote dr. richard carmona, and i got a little disk disk -- dising on that too. >> stephanie: yeah, i mean, i voted for reagan. it's not just you and i. it's ronald reagan it's julie eisenhower, you can go on and on of kids from prominent republican families that just don't recognize the party yet. and let's say some of my family members -- i'm not mentioning
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any names -- you know who you are -- [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i don't know that it is fair to say what dad would think -- but in the 60s they didn't talk about abortion or gay rights -- >> no. >> stephanie: but they are just saying up the line he would just be a loyal republican. and there are an awful lot of prominent loyal republicans that have been in office -- it is tonight, jim that charlie christ is speaking. so we're not the only ones. >> the whole thing about kind of understanding my grandfather's political -- was more -- when i did that movie documentary, the film i did on him, "mr. conservative." it gave me a chance to explore him politically when i really only knew him as a
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granddaughter. you get a whole different side of it, and interview people and get their read on it. >> i was three when my dad ran, you were five, you were -- >> whatever. >> stephanie: oh sorry. sensitive information -- >> it's already. never mind. >> stephanie: awkward. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: yes, it was my birthday yesterday, rub it in. >> stephanie: that's right. happy birthday baby. >> i have to say it is freezing in here, and yet cc is still spoking hot. >> oh, behave. >> stephanie: oh baby. would you two like to take my room. i have a hotel here. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: what was i saying -- i don't know i lost my train of thought -- >> well, we were talking about -- >> your kids -- >> the kids growing up and how it is just a different party, and i mean it really is -- when we were -- when we were young and barry and barry and bill
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were doing the run, the political agendas were not abortion abortion, or gay marriage so when they came forward, my grandfather applied whatever principals -- >> stephanie: and we talked about this before. they really did work across the aisle. barry and jfk liked each other very much. >> i know. >> stephanie: i know i was going to give you a plug. your fabulous film, "mr. conservative" -- >> right. >> stephanie: you are right it was so great. but one of the things that happened is barry got cast as a racist, because -- and my dad worked on civil rights legislation. my dad in news week when he
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died congressman that voted against civil rights -- and he only voted against it one time. some of the racist embraces him -- >> yeah, they just poured him into -- it was like throwing the baby out with the bath water. >> stephanie: and my dad was an attorney at the nuremberg trials -- >> that was probably part of the media spin that happened. >> stephanie: but my point is it must really gal you that this version is the true racist. some of the things that have been said about obama, by prominent republicans -- >> right. >> stephanie: that's racism. >> i feel like we have stabbed back so far like you need to get the pony express out. >> stephanie: let's ride back to 1952 >> yeah, gun smoke.
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there is no realistic -- >> stephanie: yeah. >> i don't see a realistic point of view at all. >> stephanie: yeah, absolutely. >> it is sad and pathetic i'm just glad a got a shot at the roll call. >> stephanie: so good to have you on. i can talk to you, but i'm getting this sign because it's the dnc -- >> and you have got to get someone else to talk to that is way more important than me. >> stephanie: there is no one more important than you. i love you cc goldwater. we'll be right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> it's a sweet-smelling lofty sweat-smelling show.
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ all riled up ♪ ♪ riled up ♪ ♪ all fired up fired up, fired up, hey ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show" live from the democratic national convention. big dog ate last night. here he is bill clinton. >> are we where we want to be today? no. is the president satisfied?
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of course not. but are we better off than we were when he took office? [ cheers ] >> stephanie: cha. twitter fight of the week jim hank williams said at a rally, we have a muslim for a president who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, loves gays and we hate him. >> and there was a tweet that he is a pathetic old koot. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: john joins us now. how are you doing? >> i wouldn't say morning. it's almost noon. >> >> stephanie: right. >> we do more at 4:00 am than most people do all day. >> stephanie: yes. you were one of the last out of iraq. >> yeah, since 2006 we have
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raised millions of dollars on issues. yeah, i finally got to leave at the very end. >> stephanie: john -- obviously the woman that introduced michelle obama very powerful because the republicans once genuine this issue, and she is like i got one of each. >> to the first lady's credit the first lady and dr. biden have done incredible work to help veterans. the first lady is not a veteran. you know? and she has taken on sort of our issues as her own. and sure dr. biden, has served in iraq his son, they have obviously a very personal connection, but they have done a
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lot of work just on ptsd research at medical schools and the first lady is going to have a lot of personal connections, because she has dedicated herself to that. >> stephanie: how offended when someone asked mitt romney about his five sons not serving, and he said they are serving a higher purpose trying to get me elected. >> wow. you would get 25,000 people forwarding something around on facebook, and the activists who sign up because they want to fight and talk about these issues. but for me on a personal level, yes, his kids didn't go but only 1% are serving right now. i went to iraq twice, my father died when i was in iraq. that story that romney is giving
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about his kids is a story for most american families. the real issue for mitt romney was even when he wasn't in france doing his mission, which i don't have a problem with a lot of mormons are serving honorably, but he got two draft deferments when he was done >> stephanie: yeah and he was for the vietnam war for other people. >> yes. >> stephanie: i have heard from a lot of vets that call my show who say that. >> until he decided to run against ted kennedy and then he was all a sudden against the war. mitt romney doesn't at all understand the sacrifice. he put paul ryan on the ticket and you know how many times it says veterans in his budget? zero. >> stephanie: tony give me cut five. bill clinton made a point last
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night that -- you know i thought was really -- again, it's all of these myths that only the republican party supports the military the right way. >> they want to go back to the same old pollties that got us into trouble in the first place. cut taxes for high-income americans. and get rid of those pesky financial regulations. they want to increase defense spending over a decade $2 trillion more than the pentagon has requested, without saying what they will send it on. and they want to make i normous cuts in the rest of the budget especially programs that help the middle class and poor children. as another president once said there they go again. >> stephanie: go ahead. >> he brings up a great point about the $2 trillion. republicans push programs that we don't need, and they push
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those programs so they can later cut military pensions. sort of like what they want to do with social security. so the republicans at times -- the weapons contractors push weapons that are unnecessary so they can cut the benefits that help the military. >> stephanie: and at a time when suicide has out paced come deaths among our troops. >> yeah, we have a suicide problem. we have done everything inside the force that we can think of to limit suicide. it's very bad. when you go home and you have been in iraq or afghanistan for a year, and things aren't great at home with the wife or husband, and things are different with the kids and maybe your job is not there anymore because it went overseas, it's a very, very hard process to go through.
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as long as you send people to afghanistan at the numbers we're sending them we are going to have suicide when people come home. it's just very hard to prevent it. >> stephanie: yeah, john -- where are you wrapping me -- somebody is wrapping me fi
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